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Chinatown, Sydney

(2.7/5 based on 650+ reviews on the web)
Sydney's Chinatown is the oldest and largest Chinatown in Australia. Some top-tier Chinese chefs moved to Sydney in the 1990s, making this district world-famous for its Asian cuisine. There are Asian shops and open-air markets selling everything from traditional Chinese medicinal herbs to jewelry, meat, fish, flowers, vegetables, books, electronics, and inexpensive souvenirs. Several movie theaters offer daily screenings of documentary and feature films produced in Asia. Asian art galleries, restaurants, karaoke bars, shopping malls, and small boutiques attract visitors from around the world. While you can visit the area on your own, there is so much to see here, many tourists opt to join an official tour. Use our Sydney holiday planner to visit Chinatown on your trip to Sydney, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • There are some great asian restaurants here if you are prepared to hunt for them. No real decent bars though and a lot of buildings are really rundown. 
  • Loved the emperors cream buns. Great Chinese food, my favourite restraint ' Nine Dragons' is here. Atmosphere was great at night time. 
  • An eclectic mix of not just Chinese restaurants but the whole of South East Asia. Great place to eat but quite drab.